Every foreign visitor wishing to enter the Republic of Korea (South Korea) must have a Korean visa, or the visitor’s country of residence must have a visa-free agreement with the Korean government.
An official invitation letter will be sent to a registrant upon request. If you need an invitation letter to participate in ICSE 2020, please download and fill out the Invitation Letter Application form, and then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, the ICSE 2020 secretariat. An official invitation letter will be sent only to those who have registered for the conference with the appropriate payment made to the conference registrar. Note that this invitation implies no obligation for the visa to actually be issued.
The government of the Republic of Korea has visa-free agreements with around 100 countries. People of these countries can enter the country of Korea without a visa for 30 days or more, depending on national agreements. You can find more details on the Korean government website. The following summaries about visa-free countries.
Nationals of those countries or regions with which Korea has signed a visa waiver agreement can enter without visa, on the condition that they do not engage in remunerative activities during their stay. (Up to 90 days unless stated otherwise)
|Asia||Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Brunei (30 Days), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand|
|America||United States, Canada (6 Months), Guyana (30 Days), Guatemala, Grenada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Argentina, Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras (30 Days), Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, Paraguay (30 Days), Peru|
|Europe||Andorra (30 Days), Monaco (30 Days), San Marino (30 Days), Cyprus (30 Days), Albania (30 Days), Croatia, Slovenia, Vatican (30 Days), Bosnia-Herzegovina (30 Days), Serbia, Montenegro (30 Days), Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia (60 Days / 90 Days total within a 180 day-period), Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Malta, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan (30 Days), Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary|
|Oceania||Australia (30 Days), Guam (30 Days), Fiji (30 Days), Nauru (30 Days), Palau (30 Days), Kiribati (30 Days), Marshall Islands (30 Days), Solomon Islands (30 Days), Micronesia (30 Days), Samoa (30 Days), Tuvalu (30 Days), Tonga (30 Days), New Zealand|
|Africa & Middle East||Republic of South Africa (30 Days), Mauritius (30 Days), Seychelles (30 Days), Swaziland (30 Days), Botswana, Morocco, Saudi Arabia (30 Days), Arab Emirates, Oman (30 Days), Qatar (30 Days), Kuwait, Bahrain (30 Days), Liberia, Lesotho (60 Days), Israel, Tunisia (30 Days)|
Official passport refers to those issued to government employees for official business
|Diplomatic & Official||Indonesia (30 Days), Lebanon (30 Days), Gabon, Bolivia, Ukraine, Laos, Cyprus, Armenia, Japan, Mozambique, Argentina, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan (30 Days), China (30 Days), Mongolia, Algeria, Cape Verde, Myanmar, Angola (30 Days), Cambodia (60 Days), Vanuatu, Oman, Croatia, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan (30 Days), Benin, Ecuador (Diplomatic: Duration of mission / Official: 3 Months), Tajikistan, Vietnam, Iran (3 Months), Paraguay, Belarus, Egypt, Pakistan (3 Months), Belize, India, Philippines (Unlimited)|
|Diplomatic only||Jordan, Uzbekistan (60 Days), Turkmenistan (30 Days)|